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Making a connection by Jennie Kermode

The course of true love failing to run smooth

Have you ever given online dating a try? Tens of millions of people have, and although this has resulted in a lot of happy relationships (and many more mutually satisfying one night stands), it has also, inevitably, produced a few horror stories. Bad Match, which screened at last year's Frightfest, tells the story of two people looking for very different things who collide at a swipe and end up in a very bad place as a result. Director David Chirchirillo uses this construct to talk about men and women's expectations of each other and the extent to which cinema has contributed to them.

It's very much a post-Fatal Attraction film, I suggested when we discussed it last August, and he agreed.

First impressions

"That was one hundred percent the intention. I pitched it as Fatal Attraction for the smartphone generation.
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Lili Taylor Joins Paramount Players’ ‘Eli’

Lili Taylor Joins Paramount Players’ ‘Eli’
Exclusive: American Crime star Lili Taylor has come aboard Paramount Players’ inaugural feature Eli, a horror film from director Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2). The story is based on David Chirchirillo's 2015 Black List script with revisions from Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The pic stars Charlie Shotwell as Eli, a young boy who undergoes treatment for his rare disease in a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison. Taylor will play Dr. Isabella Horn, the “immunologist&#8221…
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David Chirchirillo Gives Us The Lowdown On Bad Match

There’s nothing better than getting the point-of-view regarding filmmaking from an up and coming director, especially in the horror industry, and with the recent release of his movie Bad Match, director David Chirchirillo was generous enough to let us delve into his creative brainpool for a short time. DC: David – can you tell our […]

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‘Bad Match’ Clip Feeling a Bit Used [Exclusive]

‘Bad Match’ Clip Feeling a Bit Used [Exclusive]
Cheap Thrills co-writer David Chirchirillo is swiping right with his directorial debut Bad Match (read our review), a new indie production from BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted) and MM2 Entertainment. In the film, an internet-dating playboy’s (Cutmore-Scott) life spirals out of control after meeting a woman (Simmons) online. Here’s an exclusive clip in which we see Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk) questioning Jack Cutmore-Scott about his intimate […]
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Charlie Shotwell To Star in ‘Eli’ From Paramount Players

Charlie Shotwell To Star in ‘Eli’ From Paramount Players
Exclusive: Charlie Shotwell has been tapped for the titular role in Paramount Players’ Eli, the first screenplay for Paramount Pictures’ new label. It’s based on David Chirchirillo’s 2015 Black List horror script of the same name with revisions from Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy is attached to direct the pic, which Paramount is releasing January 4, 2019. The story follows a young boy who undergoes treatment for his rare disease in a…
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Exclusive ‘Bad Match’ Clip Sneaks Up On a Lover With a Knife

Exclusive ‘Bad Match’ Clip Sneaks Up On a Lover With a Knife
Cheap Thrills co-writer David Chirchirillo is swiping right with his directorial debut Bad Match (read our review), a new indie production from BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted) and MM2 Entertainment. Gravitas Ventures acquired the film for a VOD release and limited run on November 3rd. In the film, an internet-dating playboy’s (Cutmore-Scott) life spirals out of control after meeting a woman (Simmons) online. […]
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Paramount Players Snaps Up Horror Title ‘Eli’; Schedules 2019 Release

Paramount Pictures has acquired its first screenplay for its Paramount Players label to go into production: the 2015 Black List horror script Eli, which will be released on Jan. 4, 2019. Pic will be directed by Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy and follows a young boy who undergoes treatment for his rare disease in a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison. Trevor Macy produces via his Intrepid banner. David Chirchirillo wrote the 2015 Black List script, which Ian…
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Swipe Left for the New ‘Bad Match’ Poster

Swipe Left for the New ‘Bad Match’ Poster
Cheap Thrills co-writer David Chirchirillo is swiping right with his directorial debut Bad Match, a new indie production from BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted) and MM2 Entertainment. Gravitas Ventures acquired the film and released a new poster, while also announing a VOD release and limited run on Novemver 3rd. In the film, an internet-dating playboy’s (Cutmore-Scott) life spirals out of control after meeting […]
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Newest ‘Bad Match’ Trailer Warns of Falling in Love at First Swipe

Newest ‘Bad Match’ Trailer Warns of Falling in Love at First Swipe
Cheap Thrills co-writer David Chirchirillo is swiping right with his directorial debut Bad Match, a new indie production from BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted) and MM2 Entertainment. Gravitas Ventures acquired the film and released a new trailer, although we’re still awaiting an official VOD date. In the film, an internet-dating playboy’s (Cutmore-Scott) life spirals out of control after meeting a woman (Simmons) online. […]
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‘Bad Match’: Gravitas Ventures Hooks Up Release Date & Trailer For Online-Dating Horror Pic

Gravitas Ventures has set a release date for Bad Match, its online-dating horror thriller from writer-director David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills) and BoulderLight Pictures. The pic will get a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release on November 3 in North America. Check out the new trailer above and poster below. Deception star Jack Cutmore-Scott plays Harris, a guy who seems to have it all: a great job at a trendy agency, tons of friends and an active sex life thanks to a…
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‘Bad Match’ Trailer Warns of Falling in Love at First Swipe

‘Bad Match’ Trailer Warns of Falling in Love at First Swipe
Cheap Thrills co-writer David Chirchirillo is swiping right with his directorial debut Bad Match, a new indie production from BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted) and MM2 Entertainment. Starring Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk), Jack Cutmore-Scott, Noureen DeWulf, Trent Haaga (Deadgirl, 68 Kill, Chop), and Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End, SiREN), here’s the first trailer that warns of falling in love at first swipe. In the film, […]
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Frightfest 2017: Bad Match Review: Dir. David Chirchirillo

Bad Match Review: The dangers of internet dating are revealed as womaniser Harris starts dating the slightly off-kilter Riley. Bad Match Review

In the wave of Friend Request, Unfriended, and Ratter, films that have all explored the horror of social media, there’s clearly a market for a film such as Bad Match. The film offers a new slant, one with a smaller body count, that analyses the modern dating arena, asking whether love can exist in this new climate.

In the last few years the world of dating has changed dramatically. Rather than going to bars and such to find potential suitors, many people have replaced this ritual with internet dating sites and apps. The most prevalent of those is of course Tinder, and it’s a Tinder-like app that causes all kind of chaos in Bad Match. Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott) works hard at his job in marketing, but
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Frightfest 2017: ’68 Kill’ Review

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord, Alisha Boe, Sheila Vand, Sam Eidson | Written and Directed by Trent Haaga

Seemingly inhabiting the same universe as Cheap Thrills, the film he co-wrote with David Chirchirillo, 68 Kill, Trent Haaga’s second feature as director (his first being Chop) is a similar deep-dive into the fringes of American society – an underbelly that walks the fine line between morality and depravity. A world where people will do anything for money. Or so it would seem.

Trailer-dwelling, sewage-pumping Chip (Matthew Gray Gubler) may not lead the most glamorous life, but he’s got one thing going for him: he’s head over heels infatuated with his girlfriend Liza (AnnaLynne McCord). He’s more than willing to overlook her wild streak, the fact that she’s hooking up with their landlord and her rather extreme mood swings. So when she proposes a plot to steal $68,000, he goes along with the plan.
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Frightfest 2017 Interview: David Chirchirillo talks ‘Bad Match’

Time for another Frightfest 2017 interview as our host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director David Chirchirillo, whose film Bad Match has its European Premiere at the festival on Friday 25th August.

An Internet-dating playboy’s life spirals out of control after meeting a woman online in a darkly funny, yet disturbing horror suspense thriller. A look at modern dating techniques and the way people use the Internet to inform and often needlessly complicate their lives. From director David Chirchirillo, the writer of Cheap Thrills, a postmodern Fatal Attraction for the Tinder Generation, which builds upon expectations, and then completely shatters them. No one is who they seem, nothing plays out the way one thinks it will, and by the shocking end, one is left questioning their own lives as a result.

The Horror Channel Frightfest takes place August 24th – 28th 2017 at both the Empire Cinema and Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
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First Look at ‘Cheap Thrills’ Writer’s ‘Bad Match’

First Look at ‘Cheap Thrills’ Writer’s ‘Bad Match’
Cheap Thrills co-writer David Chirchirillo is swiping left with his directorial debut Bad Match, a new indie production from BoulderLight Pictures (Contracted) and MM2 Entertainment. Starring Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk), Jack Cutmore-Scott, Noureen DeWulf, Trent Haaga (Deadgirl, 68 Kill, Chop), and Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End, SiREN), here are some first images from the […]
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17 films to catch at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017

Den Of Geek Aug 22, 2017

Horror Channel FrightFest takes place in London this weekend. Here's our pick of films to look out for...

Summer’s almost over and what better way to welcome in the spooky season than by hiding from the heat in a darkened room, with five days of wall-to-wall horror? Yep, it’s August Bank Holiday and that means the 18th annual London Horror Channel FrightFest is upon us. For some, this is a familiar pilgrimage. Veterans will be used to bloodshot eyes, numbness in the spine, a lack of nutrition and an acute anxiousness every time there’s a loud noise. For others, it may be their first visit and these are things to look forward to. Either way, FrightFest promises probably the biggest, purest, uncut dose of horror you can endure without going insane, complete with special guests, world premieres, live events and at least a couple of parties.
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Frightfest announce guests and new addition to line-up

With only four weeks till the start of the festival, Frightfest organisers have announced not only some of the guests set to appear over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but also the addition of another film to the line-up! The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented… New to the film line-up is Jackals, Kevin Greutert’s potent blend of horror thriller, home invasion terror and murder cult chiller, which stars Stephen Dorff and Deborah Kara Unger. The film is scheduled for Saturday 25th August, 4pm and 4.30pm in the main screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square.

Check out the new festival trailer and guest details below:

From the press release:

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with Curse Of Chucky and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly
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Frightfest Guest Line-up and Surprise Film Announced

Frightfest edges ever closer, in fact this time next month it’ll almost be over, but they’ll be much fun before then. The festival is renowned for hosting the best in genre cinema across a bum-numbing five days, but it’s not just films that make the event so special, the organisers also manage to secure a lot of the actual filmmakers. The talent then introduce the film, complete post screening Q and A’s and party the nights away with attendees. So just whose going this year? Check out the Frightfest announcement below and find out.

The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif
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Into Horror? Swipe Right for a Good Match!

The FrightFest 2017 coverage continues with the first stills from the flick Good Match! Check ’em out! Director: David Chirchirillo. With: Lili Simmons, Noureen DeWulf, Chase Williamson, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Brandon Scott. USA 2017. 90 mins. An Internet-dating playboy’s life spirals… Continue Reading →

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals its full line-up

Horror Channel FrightFest has today announced the full line-up for the 18th year of the world-renowned horror and fantasy film festival, which will run between August 24th and August 28th at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema, and features 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres.

The festivities will get underway with the global premiere of Universal’s Cult of Chucky [watch the trailer here], with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: to celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of Hatchet never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, the stunning prequel to the terror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
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